Upon successful completion of the first segment, students may conclude the program with a six-month Master's thesis project based on scientific research. The thesis project involves experimental work under the supervision of a faculty member of the
Neurocience Program. The degree "Master of Science" is conferred if and when the candidate has
- received the required credits for the first segment of the program.
- passed the examinations at the end of the first segment.
- successfully completed the Master's
In October 2006, the Neuroscience Master's program was awarded the label "Top 10 International Master's Degree Courses made in Germany". The award was granted by "Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft" together with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) in a national contest, in which 121 Master's programs of 77 universities participated. Criteria for the award were the innovative concept, a high degree of internationalization, scientific excellence of teaching, measures of quality assurance, services and counseling, and the alumni record. Together with the Göttingen Molecular Biology Program, the Neuroscience program was the only Master's program in the natural sciences and medicine which received this award.